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Time to pass the torch

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Sep 29, 2019 at 20:00

Academia today is so captivated by the far left, that few students have the mental toughness to resist and form truly independent ideas. You are very unusual in this respect and it would be a shame to squander an opportunity to do something that would preserve and proliferate the sort of pro-western thinking that your research embodies.

Just as the Irish monks preserved western civilization during the Dark Ages, a similar task is now required to rescue future generations from the clutches of today's Dark Age academic left. Please explore this possibility. If you can't start a new college, maybe an existing one will let you head their Middle East studies department.
It's time to pass the torch.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Thank you for the compliment.

Sadly, I lack the $3.4 billion that one estimate suggests is necessary to start a new university: http://www.danielpipes.org/18771/repairing-america-broken-universities. I am not, with my views, about to be invited to enter the academy and run some thing.

So, in my small way, I try to encourage sound thinking - in my writing and via the Middle East Forum.

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What about the Treason committed by the US? [57 words]AlexandrosOct 12, 2019 12:01255382
Treason [137 words]JeffOct 14, 2019 11:07255382
5780 - Continues with your Sharp Focus, Analysis, Wit and Warnings [110 words]CanadianOct 8, 2019 14:45255283
1Glad you made that choice, Dr. Pipes [542 words]
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JeffOct 3, 2019 19:53255195
Read Jeff said it most beautifully! [197 words]PrashantOct 4, 2019 20:57255195
Time to pass the torch [118 words]
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DaveSep 29, 2019 20:00255129
Fascinating article [97 words]PrashantSep 30, 2019 21:06255129
Facinating read! [76 words]
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Ty KennedySep 29, 2019 18:09255128

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